Book Launch: Literary Visions of the Middle East

Literary Visions assembles, in English translation, more than 40 prose texts of modern Arabic, Turkish, Persian, and Hebrew fiction that shed light on modern Middle Eastern lifeworlds.

Welcome to the launch of Literary Visions of the Middle East an anthology by Stephan Guth, professor in Middle East Studies at IKOS.  

The anthology

Literary Visions assembles more than 40 prose texts of modern Arabic, Turkish, Persian, and Hebrew fiction that have attained canonical status in their respective national literary historiographies – not only because they display “typical” stylistic features of the periods in which they were written, but also because they mirror, in an exemplary manner, the political and social situations under which they were produced. 

As unfiltered comments by Middle Easterners who lived through decisive phases of their societies’ development and experienced the ups and downs of their peoples’ histories, the voices that speak from this collection have the quality of representative sources that grant us immediate insight into Middle Eastern lifeworlds, from the 1850s until ​​today.

Program:

The event is open to all, no registration required. Light refreshments.

Welcome!

Read more about the book at Harrassowitz Verlag.

 

Published Sep. 11, 2019 2:10 AM - Last modified Sep. 11, 2019 2:12 AM